Rivalry ends in 0 – 10 season for Trojans
Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 3, 2002
The Meadowview Christian Trojan’s played host to the Morgan Academy Senators Friday night in what some area fans have waited for all year. The Trojan’s came into the game 0-9, with a chance to end their season on a high note, and the Senators were just getting ready for the play-offs.
The game started out with the Trojans receiving the ball first, and things had a positive outlook for a moment. The Trojan’s were able to move the ball with a little success, and pick up a first down but it all seemed to fall apart from that point.
Morgan took the ball on their own 35 yard line, and proceeded to march it down the field in methodical fashion. On first and goal on the Trojan 10 yard line Travis Lyon took it in from 10 yards out on the quarterback keeper. The ensuing extra point failed, and the Senators took the lead 6-0.
From that point on the Senator’s took control of the ball game, and never relinquished it.
Morgan’s next possession was set up by an errant pass by Shane Lee, which was intercepted by Matthew Casey giving the Senator’s the ball on the Trojan 34 yard line. On third and one on the Meadowview five yard line Owen peak strolled into the end zone for the five yard touchdown. The two-point conversion attempt was successful and the Senator’s took the lead 14-0.
The Senator’s got on the board again quickly, when they took possession of the ball on the Trojan 31 yard line. The Senator’s punched the ball in from the MCS four yard line. The extra point attempt was good, and the Senators took the lead 21-0.
The Trojan’s finally got on the board with 2:10 left to play in the first half when Josh Pune intercepted a Lyon pass, and took it 21 yards for the touchdown. The ensuing extra point was added by Lee, and the score stood 21-7.
Morgan got on the board one more time before half time on a 72 yard pass from Lyon to Josh Gardner. The extra point was good, and Morgan took a 28-7 lead into half-time.
The second half remained scoreless till early in the fourth quarter when Lyon scored on a four yard run. The extra point attempt was good, and Moragn took a 35-7 lead.
The Trojans got on the board one more time on a four yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion attempt was successful, and the score 35-15 stood for the rest of the game.
Offensive leaders for the Senator’s were, Owen Peak with 120 yards rushing, and Travis Lyon with 73 yards rushing.
Eric Pilcher led the Senators on defense with seven tackles, and Robert Armstrong had six.
The Senators take on the Lee Scott next week at home for the first round of the play-offs.